Shannon Marie Means and Thomas Douglas Willebrandt were united in marriage on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Shipwreck Beach in Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Jade Wai’ale’ale Battad, of Kauai. She incorporated many Hawaiian traditions into the ceremony, including Lei for the children, bride and groom and a ring blessing. The bride was escorted to the 1000 orchid ceremony circle by her daughter, Emily Means and her son, William Means Jr. The marriage was live video streamed for family and friends by Nick Berdyck, Emily’s boyfriend. Heather at Tie the Knot in Kauai coordinated the event. Mr. Thomas of Kauai played the ukulele. Naomi Wong was the photographer and Tia Calvo was the videographer. Both live on Kauai.
The family had breakfast afterwards at the Grand Hyatt, which was only a few steps from the beach. That evening, they had an amazing four-course dinner, followed by a luau at the Kilohana Plantation in Lihue, Hawaii. The couple had six days of their vacation remaining to honeymoon on the beautiful island of Kauai, where they hiked, visited local shops and walked the shores of several beaches.
Shannon and Thomas reside in Mayville with their dogs, Wallace and Wyatt. They are both employed by Nestle Purina in Dunkirk, and both work third shift as Quality Lab Analysts.
Ashley Marie Sweeney and Ryan Wayne Mayle exchanged wedding vows on April 23, 2016, at Lakewood Baptist Church. Pastor Timothy Sullivan performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Kathleen Sweeney of Ashville. Her husband is the son of David and Sandy Mayle of Erie, Pa.
Sarah Cook was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Emily Cappello and Sherry Holmquist. Flower girl was Brooke Mayle.
Best man was Robert Blanton and groomsmen were James Mayle and Greg Mayle. Ring bearer was Caleb Cook. The bride is a graduate of Houghton College. She is employed as a reading specialist at Clymer Central School. Her husband is a graduate of Grove City College. He is employed as a Physicians Assistant at Westfield Family Physicians.
They will honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands this summer.
They are living in Mayville.
Friends and relatives were invited to celebrate the long-awaited engagement of Betty Jo Skinner and Kevin Mathew Glasier on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Guests were surprised when Betty Jo and Kevin were united in marriage. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Daniel Skinner, a nephew, of the Salamanca Free Methodist Church.
The bride is the daughter of the late George and Darleen (Smoczynski) Skinner of Cassadaga. The groom is the son of Richard and Patricia Glasier of Dunkirk.
The bride was escorted by her godfather, Stan Coombes, of North Carolina. Her best women were her daughters Lynda Kelso and Samantha Church. Bridesmaid and flower girls were granddaughters Kaelee Kelso, Alana Kelso and Zoey Church.
Steve Glaiser, brother, and Scott Laurito, friend, were best men for the groom. Groomsman was Tim Kelso Jr., son-in-law. Ring bearer was grandson Orlo Kelso.
Along with rings, they also exchanged traditional vows and personal promises.
A party reception immediately followed at Pondview Place Pavilion, property of their friends, Jim and Joan Lisa.
The bride is employed at Verizon in Jamestown as an operations specialist and the groom is employed at Dunkirk Aviation.
A Sky Adventure at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville is planned. The couple is home in Sheridan with their cats Mitsy, Civic and Monte, and Chocolate Lab, Ayce.